Evidence-Based Strategies

What are some of the evidence-based practices used at Currey Ingram? Below are some of these practices:
  • School-wide positive behavioral supports.
  • Orton-Gillingham approaches to teaching students with dyslexia.
  • Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) for writing instruction (grades 2 - 10).
  • Explicit, direct instruction that is delivered in a systematic manner.
  • Phonological Awareness training for lower-grade students.
  • Repeated reading (grades 5 - 12).
  • Spelling mastery (grades 2 - 4).
  • Remediation feedback (non-evaluative, supportive, timely, specific, credible, infrequent, and genuine that then gives time for student to fix the error).
  • Concept mapping.
  • Providing exemplars (what success will look like).
  • Advanced organizers (giving summary of material in advance, bridging between previous knowledge and what is to be learned).
  • Simulations and games to engage students.
  • Homework for Upper School Students (highest effect sizes for social sciences and sciences; lowest effect sizes in math).
  • Direct instruction that involves active learning.
  • Combining direct instruction with strategy instruction.
  • Developing challenging but achievable goals for students.
  • Reciprocal teaching (Students take turns with teacher and lead discussion).
  • Students giving feedback on teacher performance and how much they learned (US students evaluate their teachers).
  • Students reporting of their level of achievement (students in 7-12 report their progress in a student-led conference).

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Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary PreK-12 day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to achieve their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tennessee, just miles from Nashville and Franklin. Families from 33 states and eight countries cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.

Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).